Saturday, July 28, 2012

Little Birdies

Did you watch the Opening Ceremonies yesterday?
I watched it live from 11 p.m. until 2:45 a.m.
Haven't stayed up that late in forever.
Remember that fiddly project I mentioned yesterday?
Well, after seeing posts by Angeliki and Val, I knew I finally needed to have a go at it.
It has been on my to-do list for quite some time.
Easy to crochet.
But all those parts to sew together is what took so long.
The next one should be easier since I won't have to concentrate so much on the how-to.

This sweet little bird recently stopped by for a quick hello.
Perching on the branch of my one and only tree that has survived the brutal heat.
Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.
Victor Hugo
Have a great day!


Elna said...

You chrocheted a very nice little bird and you have one in the tree. What luck and Jingles look like she see the little bird. Have a nice weekend.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

We did watch the Opening Ceremonies and enjoyed then. I think we have a six hour delay.

I have had those cute little birdies on my to-do list too. Isn't looking like I will get to them any time soon but they sure are cute :)

Lovely quote from Victor Hugo.

summersundays-jw said...

I, too, watched the ceremonies & England certainly did a beautiful job. We are having record breaking heat & no rain. Seems all I do is water. The poor farmers are having a terrible time. Love your bird! Have a good weekend! Jan

Celestial Charms said...

Such a pretty crocheted rainbow bird. You did a fabulous job! Real birdie is a cutie too. I can look at birds outside my window for hours, and never tire of it. I must have been a cat in a previous lifetime. :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your crocheted bird is adorable! :)

I have a feeling your sweet kitty saw that bird outside, too. I love that photo. :)

Blessings always

Kit said...

Love your birds! Both crafted and alive. We watched the opening ceremony too! Fun time. Kit

crafty cat corner said...

I love your little visitor, what is it, do you know?


Lori ann said...

it's darling tammy, i love lucy and her creations, although i don't think i could make any, well done!
so glad to see that little green tree surviving and the little bird too.
have a lovely sunday, xo lori

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy,
I have been wanting to make that little bird for quite a you inspired me once again to get crafting..Happy weekend❤

val said...

I LOVE YOUR BIRDIE! ps....stop by, I'm hosting a giveaway!

Tammy's in Love said...

Dressed up in red, white and blue and went to dinner after setting the timer on the DVR. I'll watch minus the commercials later! Such a night owl you are! I'd have wiped out around midnight!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

No we did not watch the opening ceremony...
Lovely photos you show and that birdie is so sweet. Hope it will survive in its environment.
Love to you,

Wildflowerhouse said...

I did watch with Teddy my Bichon snoring away next to me. Then I tried to sleep in this morning to no avail. Teddy was ready to play very early. I loved the Queens entrance. So much fun.
I like your crochet birdie. The little outside bird, amazing they can stand the heat. Do you put water out for them. So Precious. Hope you have a cooler weekend.

La Tea Dah said...

Oh cute! Another great idea --- I'm going to have to try it!

And yup, the opening ceremonies were fun to watch!

Leah said...

I love your wee bird! I must try that pattern sometime. The opening ceremony was stunning. My son kept asking for us to rewind the Mr Bean running scene, he thought it was hilarious!

Have a fab week hon.

Vicki Boster said...

Tammy that little bird is adorable!!! Love the colors you choose---- yrs, I stayed up to watch the entire ceremony--- fabulous- I sure am struggling at work this afternoon!!


Unknown said...

the fanfare of the Olympics is definitely something to stay up late for! I hope you get a nap :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Tammy,
I love your crocheted birdie. Crochet is something that I admire in others but have never learned to do myself.

I'm glad that your little tree has survived to welcome little visitors.


Brenda Pruitt said...

I love bird quotes. They seem to have an elegance to them.

Mistea said...

As always your work is beautiful, I may just need to check the link and make a couple. The putting together bit is always the longest.
Enjoy your little visitor and the games.

Catherine said...

I would be one sleepy girl if I stayed up that late! Haha! Glad you got a birdie break! :)
xo Catherine

June said...

I love your sweet birdie (and your darling cat). I don't think I've stayed up that late for twenty years Tammy. I'm one of those go to bed at nine kind of people.
hugs from me...

Tanna said...

We are watching the Olympics right now!! Love the little bird... and the quote. You always find just the right words... blessings ~ tanna

Anonymous said...

Hello chicky!
I love your crocheted birdie!!
Gwen :)

Diane said...

Your little crocheted bird is so cute and perky. Nice pics you shot of the live bird, too. Diane

Angela Richardson said...

I loved the Opening Ceremony.
I've been visiting the site as it grew from a piece of waste ground near my sons house to the amazing venue it is today. Fridays show was the icing on the cake.
love all your birdies, such fun for Jingles to watch!!
Hugs, Angela.x

Melissa said...

Did not watch any Olympic openings. Never really watch tv to much nowadays. Your little birdies are so colorful. You should hand them outside your window to keep Jingles busy:)

Rostrose said...

Sweet little birdies in nature and in crocheted form, dereast Tammy - what do you think Jingles would prefer to play with? :o))
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and it was not too hot!!!
Hugs from here, Traude

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Mereknits said...

That little bird has been on my to do list, too. Still is. No opening ceremonies for me or even Olympic viewing yesterday, but now I am home, have cleaned much of the house, done 5 loads of laundry, I am ready for some Olympic fun.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Cute little crocheted bird. I like the little buttons too. I love anything "bird", love observing and listening to the real ones too. We've been up till midnight the last two nights watching the Olympics. Can't do that tonight though with work tomorrow. I

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, I love your birdie!!!!! I've been wanting to make one or 2 or 3! They're so cute...maybe after my table runner is done. Did you use cotton yarn?
I love the quote too. I think I need to copy that one.
I'm going to make your scones today. I'm baking English this week in honor of London hosting the Olympics. I baked an English Lemon cake but that's good it never lasts and great with tea. So now, English scones! I can't wait to taste as I've never made them! Enjoy the Olympics!

Mary said...

Yes, stayed up late too. Had a few tears - being a Brit that was expected - stood for the Royal anthem - enjoyed the Industrial Revolution - did not like the NHS part with the beds and baby - thought it rather over the top in places - but loved the spectacular ending with the lighting of the cauldron and fireworks. Wished HM had smiled - she just didn't get over the chopper flight I believe (!!!!) - and Sir Paul, bless him, tries his best but I feel uncomfortable watching old singing stars struggle!

Making more scones this coming week - whole wheat cheese/herb for a change, and then perhaps strawberry!

Made fig preserves this last week - loving my domestic side, that's what I miss most when I travel!!

Hugs - Mary

Mrs. Micawber said...

I do like one-piece projects as the sewing seems to take forever. But what a very cute crochet birdie (and real birdie too).

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